www.cidcm.umd.edu. Professor Suheil Bushrui is a distinguished author, poet, critic, ----translator, and media personality who is well known in the United States, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Arab world. Presently, Bushrui is the first incumbent of CIDCM's Chair for World Peace, a position to which he was appointed in July 1992. He is the founder and current Director of UM's Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project.
Well known for his seminal studies in English of the works of W.B. Yeats and for his translations of Yeats' poetry into Arabic, Bushrui is also the foremost authority on the works of Kahlil Gibran.
In 2003 he was honoured with the Allister Award for exceptional service to interfaith understanding by The Temple of Understanding. Other laureates had been the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela.
Suheil Bushrui is an active participant in many international organizations dedicated to the promulgation of peace and conflict resolution. He is a founding member of the International Dialogue on Transition to a Global Society. He also serves on the Board of Governors of The Temple of Understanding, a world-wide interfaith organization which is an affiliate of the United Nations, and he is an International Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London.
From 1982 to 1988, Professor Bushrui was Cultural Advisor and official interpreter to the President of the Republic of Lebanon. In 1983 he headed a presidential committee in Lebanon which organized the international celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kahlil Gibran. These activities focused on the theme of Unity in Diversity and were held in Beirut, Oxford, London, and Washington, D.C.
Professor Bushrui's published work is extensive, in both English and Arabic; his work on Gibran, in particular, has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.